Chicago Bears fans, we must have this discussion about the future
Don’t fire everybody this season
The Chicago Bears could move on from their general manager and head coach, but we really need to see how this thing finishes out before we spike them as failures. I know that sentence will get a lot of flack.
Hear me out; the offense has slowly looked better with Matt Nagy not calling plays. Not extremely better, but better. The defense looks tired of playing, and I would too, but Jaylon Johnson is a bright star that needs to keep plucking. Johnson’s 15 pass defends puts him one away from leading the NFL (not just rookies). Buster Skrine needs cover as well as he defends the run or needs to be replaced.
If the Chicago Bears cut Matt Nagy short of his 5-year deal he signed in 2018, I would be surprised. I know everybody is frustrated, but hiring a new general manager and head coach seems silly after thinking about it. The new regime would be taking over contracts for Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn, Danny Trevathan, and Eddie Jackson.
The organization might also play another year with this regime to not have the next one have to deal with bad contracts. Let Ryan Pace draft another quarterback (yuck, I know), but draft his tackle(s) of the future. Despite what we think about Pace when he does draft offensive linemen early, they do work out.
Matt Nagy got to bring in “his” quarterbacks, but he has yet to draft one. The quarterback situation is bad, but that first draft pick should be a tackle. I am on the fence about trading up, but I might say trade up for one if you need to. Imagine if Penei Sewell fell because of quarterback-needy teams. Or Alex Leatherwood was available at the Chicago Bears pick.
The Chicago Bears should grab a tackle and then a quarterback. A dual-threat quarterback that falls to them in rounds two or three. I know that doesn’t sound nice, but I am telling you, this draft could be deep at quarterback. There will be no need to reach on one like the Chicago Bears did in 2017. More on that later.